A healthy gut could be the solution to recurring Bacterial Vaginosis 👇 *YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO SAVE THIS POST*
BV is short for bacterial vaginosis and it is described as an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina.
🦠 Grey, white, or green vaginal discharge
🦠 Vaginal itching
🦠 Burning during urination
🦠 Foul-smelling odor
>> But 50-75% womxn report that they don’t notice any symptoms at all
Things that can cause a BV flare up seem to differ a bit for every womxn but the common ones I hear are douching, tampons, semen, sweaty underwear, condoms, menstruation – typically things that may throw off your pH.
If BV isn’t treated, it may lead to an increased risk for contracting an STI, an increased risk for pelvic inflammatory disease, and potentially contribute to infertility – but don’t stress, we’re going to talk allll addressing this!
There’s a lot of science behind the connection between gut health and BV, so when a client is struggling with BV we want to:
1️⃣ Address what is throwing off the pH (this may mean removing it temporarily, switching up condom/ tampon brands, changing underwear more frequently, etc)
2️⃣ Adopt habits that support a healthy gut + vaginal microbiome
It has been proven that our bacteria from the gut can travel to the vagina, so when we can increase and support a healthy gut, we can ideally improve our vaginal microbiome as well.
Inside of Gut Love, I’m giving you the tools to do exactly that!👏🏼
If you’re ready to have a thriving, happy microbiome *everywhere* – this program is for you! ✨ Get all the deets here ✨
*If you’re noticing any pain, burning, irregular discharge, etc make sure you’re checking in with your doc!
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.